Christian Missions

A Church exists through missions as a fire exists through burning. First Baptist is a Great Commission Church. We believe in, pray for, give to, and go serve in missions. Our mission involvement is listed below. Whether local, national, or around the world our members participate. Without apology we present Christ as the answer for our changing times.

Opportunities for mission involvement at First Baptist:

  • Mission Offerings – The Great Commission gives our marching orders therefore we give of our monies. We give offerings to Baptist international mission causes. You may give to either the Lottie Moon Offering of the Southern Baptists or the Global Mission Offering of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Both are Great Commission Baptist sending agencies. You may also give to the Home Mission Offering through either agency. Additional mission offerings are given to our Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Nashville Baptist Association.
  • Local Missions – Teams of youth and adults go into the Fairview community to assist the elderly and needy with clean up and renovations to their homes.  First Baptist also assists at Graceworks West and has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build houses in Fairview.
  • Individual Missions –Members of First Baptist are encouraged to volunteer in ministries such as Meals on Wheels, Christian Women’s Job Corp, disaster relief with the Red Cross, and short-term mission trips.
  • Woman’s Missionary Union
    • Women on Mission meet to learn about mission opportunities as well as pray for, encourage and support mission efforts in the church. They participate in mission activities, help gather materials needed by missionaries and other ministries and give support to children’s and youth missions.
    • Mission Friends is for preschoolers ages birth through kindergarten. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. The primary objective of Mission Friends is to provide a strong foundation for preschoolers in a Christian and Missions lifestyle. The classes provide developmentally appropriate missions learning experiences to help preschoolers become aware of God’s love and understand ways they can help others know about this good news!
    • Girls in Action (GAs) is a comprehensive missions education program for girls in grades 1-6. It is offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Through participation in GA, girls grow in their knowledge, understanding and application of the Bible. They also learn from the example of missionaries and hand-on-mission action what it means to actively engage in ministering to others with the compassion of Christ.
  • Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is Bible centered mission education for boys in grades 1-6. The groups, led by men of the church, meet on Wednesday at 6:30 PM. The RA Motto “We are Ambassadors for Christ” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. RAs participate in hand-on-mission activities, camping trips and other activities such as line glider and derby car races.